Panasonic 14-50mm Vario-Elmarit MEGA O.I.S. Micro Four Thirds Lens

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Clear, Crisp Images Even
Macro Shooting or in Poor Light

Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Vario-Elmarit Aspherical Micro Four Thirds Lens A bright normal-zoom, designed by Leica specifically for digital interchangeable lens cameras, which accepts the Four Thirds specifications, allowing the lens to be interchangeable with other camera makers that use this same format.

It has a brilliant maximum aperture opening of f/2.8 and includes an Optical Image Stabilizer( MEGA O.I.S)., this lens allows for to capturing clear, crisp images even macro shooting or poor light situations without the need for a tripod providing photographers with greater shooting elasticity. additionally, the lens make the most of this benefit by including the Panasonic PLUS LSI Venus Engine in the lens.

A pair of huge-diameter aspherical lenses assist with the lens meeting Leica's exceptionally lofty optical performance yardsticks. They help gather photographs that are bright from edge to edge across the total zoom range, with negligible distortion. Thr multiple-coated lens elements cut down on ghosting and flaring to an utter minimum, letting the lens produce an optical performance which measures up to Leica's high standards.

Adjunct to the zooming and focusing rings, an aperture ring gives photographers the kind of simple, pleasant, intuitive operation provides by familiar SLR film cameras. A 7-bladed circular aperture diaphragm creates bright out-of-focus attributes. Employing the Four Thirds specifications allows the lens to be mounted with other manufacturers cameras that employ this digital camera specifications.  May 20, 2011 ✓


Aspherical Lenses
Multi-coated lens elements
Included Aperture Ring
7-blade circular aperture diaphragm
Four Thirds Standard Lens Mount

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Lens styleFour Thirds Zoom
Max Format Size 35mm  
Lens focal length14mm to 50mm (35mm film camera equivalent 28mm to 100mm)  
Stabilization type On/Off (selectable Mode1 /2 with only DMC-L1) Mega O.I.S.
Camera mount Micro Four Thirds
Angle of view 75-24  
Largest aperture opening f/2.8 - f/3.5 tele
Smallest aperture opening f/22  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 7circular blades
Magnification Apporox. 0.32x (35mm film camera equivalent)  
Total Elements 16  
Number of Groups 12  
Coatings / special elements Multi-Coated  
Minimum focus distance 0.29m / 11.42in at all focal lengths  
Autofocus type Yes
Motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Overall weight1.1 lb (490g)  
Lens diameter 3.07 inches (78.1mm)  
Overall length Approx. 97.4mm / 3.83 inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)  
Construction materials Plastic/Metal  
class="label">Lens ColorBlack  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 72mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar No
Standard Accessory Lens Cap,  Lens Rear Cap, Lens Storage Bag


Lens Includes
Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Vario-Elmarit Aspherical MEGA O.I.S. Lens
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Lens Storage Bag
1-Year U.S.A. Warranty

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Panasonic 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 Vario-Elmarit Aspherical Micro Four Thirds Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5